Showing posts with label shooting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shooting. Show all posts

You Know Less Than You Think About Guns

by Brian Doherty.   "There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America," President Barack Obama proclaimed after the October mass shooting that killed 10 at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. "So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer? We know that states with the most gun laws tend ... MORE

Jesse Walker: 2015 - The Year In Fear

Exaggerating fear for political purposes.     We live an age of unprecedented danger. The country is being battered by a nationwide crime wave. Subversives are waging a guerrilla war on cops. ISIS threatens the very existence of the United States, and its agents are infiltrating the homeland through our porous southern border. Even when the   ... MORE

Video Of Long Beach Killing By Police Of Suspect Released; Officer Shot His Partner, Then Both Cops Shot The Suspect

by Brian Doherty. So what was the crime for which Noel Aguilar had been apprehended?   Riding a bike wearing headphones.   Petty law enforcement claims another life. When Noel Aguilar was shot and killed by two officers in Long Beach, California, in May 2014, the police initially reported that Aguilar had shot Officer Albert Murad before     ... MORE

Police Shooting Videos Spark Need For Reform

by Steven Greenhut.    It’s easy to understand why law-enforcement lobbyists have largely opposed efforts to expand the use of officer body cameras. As we see in Chicago—and now in San Francisco—the video images of police shootings may be at odds with what officers said took place. In Chicago, protesters have been demanding the         ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Mass Shooting Delusions

Those "common-sense gun safety laws.      Two days after the massacre in San Bernardino, Marco Rubio said something that most gun control supporters probably thought was outrageous. The Florida senator, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told CBS News "none of the major shootings that have occurred in this country  ... MORE

Jacob Davidson: A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control

A law professor explains why he is skeptical.   In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that claimed three lives, President Barack Obama called the incidents of gun violence in America “not normal.” “Enough is enough,” Obama said. According to one count, there have been 351 mass shootings in the United     ... MORE

A Prosecutor's Guide To Not Prosecuting A Killer Cop

'Public servants' protect each other. Lt. Mark Tiller did not violate the law when he fired two shots into a moving vehicle in July, killing Zachary Hammond as the unarmed 19-year-old attempted to flee, a state prosecutor announced Tuesday. Tiller, a Seneca, South Carolina, officer, has maintained that he fired his gun because he feared for his  ... MORE

5 Times Concealed Carriers Have Stopped Mass Shootings

Why not do what works?  We’ve seen our fair share of tragedy over the last decade.  Mass shootings, the loss of life, the cracking of the very fabric of society… Sometimes it’s hard to come up with solutions to these problems.  But what if a solution already existed — and best of all, it worked? It does.  It’s called carrying a concealed firearm every  ... MORE

Poll: Gun Control Far Scarier Than ‘Mass Shootings’

by Awr Hawkins.       On October 13, Chapman University released its Survey of American Fears and revealed that more than twice as many Americans fear gun control than fear “mass shootings.” While those on the left may scratch their heads to wonder how this could be, the facts are that gun control leads to gun-free zones, which, in turn, appear   ... MORE

Why 'Universal Background Checks' Are A Bad Idea

by Jacob Sullum.         Ineffective, unjust, and unenforceable. Senate Democrats plan to ingratiate themselves with voters by introducing a new package of gun controls. In a letter to fellow Democrats, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said they hope gun control advocacy "will be a rallying point for a public that is      ... MORE

John Lott: Would-Be Killers Target Gun-Free Zones

Enough with the 'defenseless victim zones.'       There has been another horrible crime committed and once again it is followed by calls for so-called universal background checks on private transfers of guns. Hillary Clinton vows, if she becomes president, to use executive action to enact such rules. She is angry that Republicans “refuse to do anything”  ... MORE

An 11-Year-Old Demonstrates Good Judgment And Good Marksmanship, Striking Down Home Invader With One Shot

Gun control means using both hands.   An 11-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during an attempted home invasion Thursday afternoon, St. Louis County police said. Police said two suspects tried to break into the home north of downtown St. Louis twice before the shooting on Thursday. On the third try, authorities said the     ... MORE

Boston Gun Buyback Program Nets One Firearm This Year

by Matt Vespa. According to the Associated Press, over 400 firearms were turned over during Boston's Your Piece for Peace gun buyback program last year. Recipients received a $200 Visa gift card for their participation. Boston Police say this initiative never ended, but the number of guns turned in has dropped due to lack of publicity. As non-   ... MORE

Cop Pulls Black Man Over For Seatbelt Violation; Shoots Him When He Follows Order To Produce License (VIDEO)

See the unbelievable video.   A black man has come out in support of police body cameras after he was gunned down by a white officer during a traffic stop and writhed in agony on the ground saying: 'Why did you shoot me sir?' Levar Jones, 36, who has no criminal record and was on his way home from his job at a Subway cafĂ©, said the horror of his  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Darren Wilson's Friendly Trial

The need for independent prosecutors in police shootings. A Justice Department report released last week makes a strong case that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, last August. The report suggests that Robert McCulloch, the much-maligned   ... MORE

In The Public Service: Cops Break Into Home And Kill 74-Year-Old Man After Relative Requests Well-Visit Check

by Elisabeth Arriero.  Gastonia police sent to check on the welfare of a 74-year-old man shot and killed him in his home late Saturday after he confronted them with a gun, police said. Police were called to the home of James Howard Allen about 10 p.m. Saturday because a relative of Allen’s in Anson County was worried about his condition, Gastonia     ... MORE

"Hands Up Don’t Shoot" Activist Shoots Unarmed Man

Discovers police shootings are not so cut and dry.       An outspoken “Hands up don’t shoot” activist in Arizona recently went through multiple police training scenarios, including one, where he shot at an unarmed man. Reverend Jarrett Maupin is a self described progressive baptist preacher and a radical political activist,   ... MORE